Testosterone and Anti-Aging
From the age of 35, a man might see his testosterone levels drop. According to specialists, these levels drop 5% to as much as 2% each year. This is the main reason why most men will have isolated erection problems at some time in their lives. But for some, this condition is more prevalent and debilitating.
If the inability to respond to your partner has become a recurring problem, you may be suffering from a treatable medical condition called erectile dysfunction, (ED) also known as erectile dysfunction. Well, should you run out and get some testosterone? The answer is a serious “No!” because testosterone levels are not steady when administered by injection. They may initially be high, but then slowly gets depleted. Plus, injections carry an enormous risk for liver problems, blood thickening and even acne. There are many other unwanted side effects.
Testosterone belongs to the group of medicine known as anabolic steroids. Testosterone, the most important male hormone, is produced by the gonads (testes in men ) and transported by the circulatory system throughout the body. It controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics like sperm production, sexual drive, and sexual performance throughout a man’s life.
Testosterone makes you stronger, causes your muscles to grow, gives you more endurance, and last but definitely not the least, it is the prime producer of your sexual abilities. It makes you happy and pleased and gives you a greater sense of well-being – not to mention the benefits to your cardiovascular circulation. Testosterone enhances your immune system and deters or relieves numerous immune function diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, psoriasis and gout. Impotent men usually have very low testosterone levels, so low in some cases that the shrinkage of the penis and testicles is very noticeable.
Age-related changes in testosterone levels in males have been associated with not only a change in the sexual ability to function properly, but also a change in the body´s composition, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, loss of bone density, and changes in mood and cognitive function. Not feeling like a man and having less to live for creates an overall negativeness in our attitude.
When sexual potency begins to wane, the man may feel that he is losing control of himself, of his mind, his body, and of being able to influence his world. This simple effect can lead to anxiety, depression and an inability to function in the world from an interpersonal, business and professional level. When this happens, the man suffers, and usually the people in his life, especially his wife or partner, suffers as well.